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Introduction to International Arbitration

What is the aim of the module?

To provide an understanding of the general principles of international arbitration and a comparison of the main alternative dispute resolution processes - arbitration, mediation and adjudication. The course will give candidates a basic understanding of the principles of good practice and procedure in international arbitration.

What is covered within the syllabus?

  • Comparison of Dispute Resolution Procedures
  • Essential features, laws and rules: The UNCITRAL Model Law
  • Composition, Powers and Jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal
  • Statement of Claim and Defence
  • Organising the Proceedings
  • Costs and Interest
  • Hearings
  • Arbitral Awards, drafting and enforcement
  • Exercise in drafting an arbitration clause

How will I be assessed?

Assessment consists of one assignment that is distributed to candidates on the day of the course. Candidates will be given 28 days to complete and submit the assignment.

The pass mark is a clear pass or fail based on understanding and knowledge.

Results are dispatched by email from the CIArb in London to candidates normally eight to twelve weeks from the submission deadline.

What is my next step when I complete the course?

On successful completion of this course, candidates:

  • may progress onto Module 1 of any of the CIArb Pathways - mediation, domestic arbitration, international arbitration or adjudication
  • will be eligible to apply for Associate level membership of CIArb, and take advantage of a range of educational and professional 

Available Introduction to Arbitration Courses

Details for courses which are currently available to book will appear below.